POLICE are appealing for information after a burglary at a local church in which a religious ornament was stolen.

St Hilda’s Church in Thurnscoe was burgled at the start of the month on April 1, then again six days later on and April 7.

A number of items, including an ornate alter cross crucifix, was stolen.

PC Michael Herring, who is investigating the burglary, said: “I am disgusted and astonished that anyone would steal such items from a place of worship and I’m asking for anyone who may have seen or been offered this crucifix, or any other religious items, to please come forward and contact police.

“We are hoping that through the help of the public, we will be able to recover the items and return them to their rightful place.

"Do you recognise this crucifix? Did you witness this incident?If you have any information about the crucifix or any other religious items, please contact police on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."